Hello Hometalkers. How can I repurpose microwave parts?

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Do any of have any tips or cautions dismantling a non-functioning microwave to use the metal and plastic in up-cycling projects? Thanks so much.
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  • Beverly Lambert Beverly Lambert on Apr 21, 2017
    The only things I used were the turn table glass for under potted plant and the wire rack on a cookie sheet for making wings in the oven. I would be carful getting into it internally

  • Abbigail Hunter Abbigail Hunter on Apr 21, 2017
    There is a part in there that is radioactive. If you take it apart be careful then take the insides to the junk yard that buys medal and ask them to tell you witch part is radioactive. I know that this sounds odd but you really do not want to mess with that piece. I use to dismantle electronics for all the different medals and I learned about the medals.

  • Kit Kit on Apr 24, 2017
    Use the flat metal sides to cut out animal shapes. Attach a small metal rod with jb weld on the back. Place in flower beds or posts for accents. I let them rust for more charm.

  • Sus5555035 Sus5555035 on Apr 24, 2017
    Thank you very very much Abbigail and Beverly! Your comments are extremely helpful. Doesn't sound like it's worth the risk. I'll take it to the recycling center.

  • Trish64012 Trish64012 on Apr 29, 2017
    I was given the magnets from inside a microwave (which is what makes it work). I am uncertain how they obtained them or the dangers involved. YouTube for more information...